Archaeological sites, castles, vineyards, and olive groves where high quality wines and oils grow; Irpinia represents the perfect bond between human and nature with many programs rich in history and local flavors.
Among the things to see in the Province of Avellino is the Fiumara di Tannera, a river basin that flows with cascades and streams. On the local mountains mushrooms and precious black truffles grow, while in the winter, Laceno turns into the perfect ski destination with ski lifts and different winter sports.
Be sure to visit the Grotta del Caliendo, a natural underground corridor rich with the colors of the minerals in the rocks.
There are many events and celebrations in this land tied to its history, above all during the Carnival period, from Montemarano in Avellino to Castelvetere sul Calore.
Among the ancient abbeys and shrines, there are also castles in this part of Irpinia, in Montemiletto, the Leonessa a Montemiletto Castle is one of the best preserved in the province but there are many others.
At the table in the Avellino Province there are many cured meats (capocollo, fiocco di prosciutto, pancetta, and sopressata) and cheeses, especially sheep cheese. These are all the perfect ingredients to be tried with the typical Irpinia bread of Calitri, Iurmano, and Montecalvo, with its unique shapes and ancient recipes.
There are many unique from the land and candy. It is the area where Torrone is produced, which is used in the dessert Spantorrone, rolled in sponge cake and soaked in the rum or Strega Liquor from nearby Benevento.
Olive oils and wines like the Greco di Tufo and the Fiano di Avellino are treasures protected by the DOGC and DOC certifications.